Saturday, August 24, 2019

ZAPPA AT THE WHISKY SETLIST


An audience audio recording of this show got posted on DimeADozen.

ZAPPA at the Whisky
West Hollywood, California
August 17, 2019

Scott Thunes- bass
Robert Martin - keyboards, saxophone and vocals
Ray White - guitar and vocals
Mike Keneally - keyboard, guitars and kazoo
Joe Travers - drums, vocals and M.C.

with guests:
Eric Dover - guitar and vocals
Ian Underwood - piano
Toshi Yanagi - guitar
Ahmet Zappa - vocals and M.C. for the encore

01. Zombie Wolf
02. Alien Orifice (false start)
03. Alien Orifice
04. Band introductions
05. The Evil Prince
06. Khaki Sack
07. City Of Tiny Lights
08. Number 2
09. What's New In Baltimore
10. Introduction of Eric Dover
11. Tell Me You Love Me [Eric Dover - guitar and vocals]
12. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy [Eric Dover - guitar]
13. Farther Oblivion

01. Andy
02. Introduction of Ian Underwood
03. The Black Page [Ian Underwood - piano]
04. Introduction of Toshi Yanagi
05. Cosmik Debris [Ian Underwood - piano and Toshi Yanagi - guitar]
06. Whipping Post [Toshi Yanagi - guitar]
07. Band introductions
08. Cheepnis
encores:
09. Ahmet - hello and shares a story
10. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama >
11. Dead Girls of London
12. The Cosmic Pony and the Iron Sausage
13. I'm The Slime

The band has no name but goes by ZAPPA at _____ (fill in the venue).
These are the musicians that played in the recent "hologram tour" (without Ed Mann).
Something put together between tours for the home-town crowd but without the hologram.



BARNES & BARNES


From Demented Music

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Ltd Ed 180 gram vinyl, remastered audio, elaborate gatefold LP packaging with rare and never before seen pictures, all-new exclusive liner notes, fun facts, restored artwork, an early guest appearance by “Weird Al” Yankovic, plus special bonus track—a ‘1976 version’ of “Fish Heads” with alternate lyrics—never before released on vinyl, MP3 download card & more—in this 40th Anniversary audiophile-vinyl collector’s edition!

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JOHN TABACCO AND ANGIE PASTOR


New track by John Tabacco.
Angie Pastor on vocals.



SANDY HURVITZ / ESSRA MOHAWK


"Sandy's album is here at last" is getting an upgrade / reissue.
Originally released on Frank Zappa's Bizarre Records label.
In 1968.


Read all about it here :
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/search/product_details/16149/Essra_Mohawk-Sandy's_Album_Is_Here_At_Last.html

She was scheduled to perform at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969, but her manager missed the turn in the road, resulting in them arriving too late to perform. Sadly, this seems an encapsulation of her entire career. She has made some fantastic music, but always seems to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.


-- info from http://www.idiotbastard.com/news.htm

PIERRE VERVLOESEM FEAT. MORGAN AGREN - ARTISTE INTERNATIONAL

Wowie Zowie !!
A lot of excellent music has been released the last couple of months. There's the Ed Palermo jazz album, The Zappa In New York set, new titles in The Residents' pREServed series plus their "In Between Dreams Live" album, and there's Pierre Vervloesem's brand-new "Artiste International"!!

It seems like Pierre's previous release, "Artiste Belge", only got released a couple of months ago and now he's already back with the follow-up, "Artiste International".
This time, it's not just Pierre with his guitar, bass and machine wizardry as he is joined by Morgan Ågren, drummer extraordinaire who just finished recording and performing with Magma and who will soon join Devin Townsend on his new tour.

They're a perfect match.
The result is amazing. 12 instrumental, energetic tracks.
I've played the album at least once every day this week (together with Frank Zappa's "Quaudiophiliac" if you really want to know) and it keeps putting a huge smile on my face.

My cup of tea !
Essential listening.
Also out on CD but you'll need to hurry as there are only fourty-something copies left !!



Friday, August 23, 2019

MARKUS REUTER, MIKE KENEALLY AND MORGAN AGREN TO TOUR WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND


Leonardo (MoonJune) Pavkovic on Facebook :

Now it can be loudly and officially said in public. Markus Reuter is joining Devin Townsend’s band for the upcoming European tour which starts in Paris, November 15. Markus Reuter is one of the greatest music and guitar talents who emerged in this century and I am more than happy to know he has chance to expand his already great career. Bravo Reuterschaft! And Devin’s band also features Mike Keneally and Morgan Ågren, among others.




Wednesday, August 21, 2019

THE RESIDENTS - GOD IN 3 PERSONS (PRESERVED)


  • the residents: god in three persons
        (2019, 3cd, usa, cherry red records)
Another beautiful pREServed album by Cherry Red Records :

  • THE CLASSIC ALBUM REMASTERED, PLUS RELATED SINGLES, LIVE RECORDINGS, UNRELEASED MATERIAL AND INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS.
  • EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS, INCLUDING DEMOS.
  • ALSO INCLUDES THE PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD, 23 MINUTE ‘KNOT IN A MILLION YEARS’ EPIC! 
  • REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND PRODUCED WITH THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION. 
  • ESSAY BY JIM KNIPFEL AND SLEEVENOTES BY THE RESIDENTS’ MYSTERIOUS ARCHIVIST.


THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND AT THE MORNING JAZZ RADIO SHOW


Ed visited Morning Jazz with the entire group to chat about their latest album, A Lousy Day In Harlem (Sky Cat Records).

The first number they performed was a mash-up of Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, with a Frederick Lowe finish on "Get Me To The Church On Time." Take some time to hear what I’m talkin’ about.

https://www.wbgo.org/post/ed-palermo-big-band-mixes-it-morning-jazz-lousy-day-harlem#stream/0


Monday, August 19, 2019

THE ZAPPA BAND


Sans Hologram, that is.

Ruth Underwood in the audience,
Ralph Humphrey as special guest,
Thomas Nordegg as guitar tech,
Jamie Kime as special guest,
John Drumbo French in the audience,
Ian Underwood as special guest,
And Mike Keneally with his brand-new SG, thanks to RobSam !!

Plus a lot of 'new' songs....

AT THE WHISKEY A GO GO 2019 08 18
With special guest Eric Dover




Saturday, August 17, 2019

ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND - REFLECTION IN A MOEBIUS RING MIRROR

Second release by the Eclectic Maybe Band.
"Reflection In A Moebius Ring Mirror" offers a progressive rock / psychedelic trip that features Roland Binet, Joe Higham, Catherine Smet, Dirk Wachtelaer, Guy Segers and Guy Segers plus guests.
Mostly improvised. Pretty impressive.
Mixed by Guy Segers who also reconstructed various improvisations into new compositions.
Featuring Carla Diratz on vocals / declaim.
Mastered by Pierre Vervloesem.

Out on the Discus record label.



Friday, August 16, 2019

MAURITS PAUWELS EN DE BENELUX CALYPSOS


Mauro Pawlowski's latest release.

Maurits Pauwels en De Benelux Calypsos' play calypso in a Flemish version. They perform a repertoire of Caribbean classics and obscurities, the themes of which range from critical and offensive to constructive and intellectual according to Wikipedia.
Come join the dancing and thinking!




MAGMA'S "ZËSS" ALBUM GETS A LIMITED EDITION GOLD COLORED VINYL RELEASE

from Glass Onyon PR
French Music Legends Magma To Release New Album “Zëss” On Limited Edition Gold Colored Vinyl

Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on 180 gram audiophile gold colored vinyl

Magma's critically acclaimed newest album Zëss is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zëss had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power. The first public performance took place in Bourges in 1979. It is the last piece in a series of unfinished compositions from the 1970s. During the last 15 years, they finished and released all these different pieces. Zëss is described as a work that touches the philosophical domain by its treatment of the idea of nothingness and its evocation of the theme of time.

Magma turned fifty this year, catapulting into the very exclusive circle of bands who for five decades have never laid down their instruments, nor turned down their volume! The oldest French band still in existence has always played at full sail, never yielding to the siren song of passing trends. The fiercely original music has tirelessly adhered to the highest artistic standards while still reaching a wide audience of all ages.

Zëss is available for pre-order as a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on gold colored vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet. The vinyl edition will be released on September 20, 2019.

More information about this release:
https://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/magma/zess

To pre-order:
https://www.seventhrecords.com/en/magma-19/zess-1289.html

Magma's official website: https://www.magmamusic.org/en/home/


NEXT TWO RESIDENTS RELEASES ANNOUNCED IN THE RESIDENTS PRESERVED SERIES


"A NICKLE IF YOUR DICK'S THIS BIG"
Released November 8, 2019.
• INCLUDES ‘THE W***** B*** ALBUM’ AND ‘B.S.’, PREVIOUSLY ONLY AVAILABLE ON VINYL AS LIMITED RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES.
• ALSO FEATURES 1971’S ‘BOARDING HOUSE SHOW’ AND ‘PHILIP’S WEDDING CONCENTRATE’, AND 1972’S ‘CHRIS’ PARTY’ – THE GROUP’S ONLY KNOWN LIVE SHOWS PRIOR TO 1976.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-a-nickle-if-your-dicks-this-big-1971-1972-2cd/


"NOT AVAILABLE"
released November 8, 2019.
• THE LEGENDARY ALBUM REMASTERED, PLUS THE ENTIRELY UNRELEASED ‘X IS FOR XTRA’ TAPES.
• 19 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS – FIFTY MINUTES OF NEW MUSIC!
• CD2 ENTIRELY COMPRISES MATERIAL EXTRACTED BY THE RESIDENTS FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK TAPES.
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND PRODUCED BY THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-not-available-2cd-preserved-edition/



Thursday, August 15, 2019

GOV'T MULE PAID TRIBUTE TO WOODSTOCK '69


Earlier this Summer Gov’t Mule paid tribute to Woodstock ‘69 while playing at Mountain Jam, the site where the original festival took place. The fantastic set featured Mule covers of tracks from Santana, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and others.

Gov't Mule 06.15.2019 Mountain Jam, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, NY
  • Freedom with Tato Melgar
  • Jingo with Tato Melgar
  • Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) and Listening To You
  • I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes
  • This Wheel's On Fire and with Lukas Nelson
  • Dark Star and with Lukas Nelson and Tato Melgar
  • Find The Cost Of Freedom and with Lukas Nelson
  • Mr. Soul with Lukas Nelson
  • I Put A Spell On You
  • Piece Of My Heart with Arleigh Kincheloe
  • I Want To Take You Higher with Arleigh Kincheloe, Jackson Kincheloe and The Better-Half Singers (Machan Taylor and Mini Carlsson) Bernie Barlow and Joe Johnson
  • With A Little Help From My Friends with The Better-Half Singers (Machan Taylor and Mini Carlsson), Bernie Barlow and Joe Johnson
  • Encore: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Concert Debut)




Wednesday, August 14, 2019

NEW ROAD TAPES ALBUM ANNOUNCED


Ralph Humphrey mentioned it a couple of days ago on Facebook.
Earlier today, the album cover turned up :


They played two shows that night.
Here's data of the first one :

The Mothers Of Invention, October - December 1973

FZ, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Bruce Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson.

1973 10 31 - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Early show
90 min, Aud, B
soundcheck intro, Pygmy Twylyte, The Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue, Kung Fu, Penguin In Bondage, T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, RDNZL, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf, Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Montana, improvisations, Dupree's Paradise, Dickie's Such An Asshole


Saturday, August 10, 2019

NICOLAS SLONIMSKY

"Nicolas Slonimsky - A Touch Of Genius"
With a short comment by Frank Zappa, around 45:30.



TOMMY IGOE


From Tommy Igoe's 2014 "Groove Conspiracy" album : 'Quarter Master', featuring composer Michael League on bass (and arrangements).
Originally released on Snarky Puppy's "GroundUp" album.

Drummer and composer Tommy Igoe recorded two Frank Zappa pieces on his 1996 "New Ground" album.


-- info: Jan van Kemenade

Friday, August 9, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

THE VERSACE EXPERIENCE (PRELUDE 2 GOLD)


"The Versace Experience" is a rare release by Prince.
Originally issued in 1995 on cassette, it will be made available on CD next September.

https://www.nme.com/news/ultra-rare-prince-album-finally-getting-full-release-versace-experience-2534683


MIKE KENEALLY



‘Zappa at Dizzy’s’ a frankly deep dive for Mike Keneally.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/story/2019-08-03/zappa-at-dizzys-a-deep-dive-for-mike-keneally

August 18, 2019
Dizzy’s,
Arias Hall (behind the Musician’s Association building)
1717 Morena Boulevard, Bay Park
San Diego

FRANK ZAPPA'S PERFORMANCE GUITAR


Here's an interview with Kuni Sugai of Performance guitars.

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Hot_Rodder_to_the_Stars_Inside_Performance_Guitar



https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/frank-zappa-inside-the-guitars-and-amps-of-his-greatest-recordings-video


DE LORIANS

Japanese rock band De Lorians has just released their first album.

Listen to track number three and admit that you started whistling another tune...


-- info: Danny Mathys


VARIOUS ARTISTS - THE SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY



The Self Preservation Society
12" Triple Vinyl with USB
Various Artists

A cornucopia of carefully curated covers…
This triple vinyl album features 34 carefully-chosen songs from the late 1960s and early 1970s, from genres that encompass progressive, folk and psychedelic rock.

Curated by Lush’s Mark Constantine and performed by a galaxy of bright stars, the album captures a period of time that was rich with experimentation of all kinds, an era when anything and everything could happen. Original compositions from artists as diverse as Genesis, Cream, The Zombies, Nick Drake, The Doors and Frank Zappa have been given the deluxe treatment by a phalanx of great talent including Teddy Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Jackie Oates, Marry Waterson and Julie Tippetts.

It’s been three long years in the making; the result is an extraordinarily diverse and diverting record.

Side D features Elliot Ingber's 'Don't Bogart Me' performed by Honeyfeet

Side E features Frank Zappa's 'Montana', performed by Iamesh and the Secret Collective

5. Montana – Iamesh and the Secret Collective
Max Lewis Poscente – vocals
Shaun Johnston – piano, synths, organs, drums and backing vocals
Peter Robinson – guitar, bass, drums, sound design and  backing vocals
Co-produced by Shaun Johnston and Peter Robinson

https://www.eccrecords.co.uk/product/the-self-preservation-society/


NEW ZAPPA BOOK

Not sure if I mentioned this already, this new Zappa book will be out soon.
Sonicbond Publishing !

It's called "On Track" and should be out next month.

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/frank-zappa/frank-zappa-1966-to-1979-on-track-by-eric-benac/


-- info: Danny Mathys

DEVIN TOWNSEND ON TOUR


Devin Townsend's latest album, "Empath" is on my wantlist. Especially since Mike Keneally plays on it.

Devin Townsend will be touring.
He'll play at TRIX in Antwerp, BE on November 16 and it's almost sold out...
One day later, he'll perform at 013 in Tilburg, NL.

https://www.trixonline.be/nl/programma/devin-townsend-us-haken-gb/2243/



THE RESIDENTS UPDATE


from the newsletter :

As ever, The Residents’ train continues to roll, and August 9th sees the release of their ‘God In Three Persons’ pREServed 3CD set, which is choc full, as usual, of related stuff – this time around there’s the instrumental OST version of the album, live recordings, singles and, most exciting of all, some demos and a previously unheard 23-minute piece entitled ‘Knot In A Million Years’. It’s must-hear stuff if you’re a fan of the original album. You may know the group are particularly keen on this record, and are currently bringing it to life as a stage show, which is something they’ve been hanging on to since 1988. So, y’know, stay up to speed and check it out.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-god-in-three-persons-3cd-preserved-edition

Meanwhile, next up in the pREServed series, we’re delighted to confirm, will be two highly anticipated sets. Firstly, a 2CD 1971-1972 thing, which will include ‘The W***** B*** Album’, ‘B.S.’, three live recordings made during that period and some other related bits and pieces. You’re probably aware that ‘The W***** B*** Album’ and ‘B.S.’ were released as Record Store Day only titles over the last couple of years, but this is the first time on CD for both. Something of a bumper 2-fer about that one! And, drumroll…. we’re also pleased to confirm that a 2CD ‘Not Available’ set will be along at the same time. It took a while, and The Residents took some persuading, but eventually they dug those multitrack tapes out and dove into that material as it was before Ralph Records broke trust, re-processed it and turned it into ‘Not Available’ in 1978. So there’s an entire disc of previously unreleased stuff on there, some of it familiar (but different) and plenty of it never-before-heard. Personal favourites are ‘Where To Begin?’, ‘Theme From X’, ‘Fairly Well’ and ‘Love Sprong’, but that’s just us. Along with sleeve notes that try to explain what the hell was going on with that album, its paradigm-shifting stuff, honestly. Not to be missed.

Meanwhile, the group are busy with their next surefire hit album, the ‘Dyin’ Dog’ project. Word is things are almost-but-not-quite in the can, and there’ll soon be news of tracklist, formats and so on. We’ve heard some of it, and have struggled to let go of a couple of the tunes ever since. Some of the record will be familiar to those of you who came along to the ‘In Between Dreams’ tour too. Who could forget ‘Die! Die! Die!’ being screamed at a room full of people hoping they’ll play ‘Santa Dog’ at some point?

As ever, there’s more, and there’ll be more of these missives. Tell a friend, share the love and just try to enjoy the ride. Until next time….

Your Pals,
New Ralph Too


MOONJUNE RECORDS ARTISTS AT SHAPESHIFTER LAB


https://shapeshifterlab.com/calendar-of-events

A message from Leonardo / MoonJune Records :

Dear Friends in Music
If you happen to be in NYC on August 18, please come to this evening of eclectic MoonJuniverse music. You will be greeted and treated with homemade cookies and mind blowing music. If you are not able to come, no worries, we are recording the evening.

7:00pm the Uruguayan maestro Beledo will hit the stage with his new band featuring his old pal and bass maestro Lincoln Goines, Kenny Grohowski on drums and my good friend Ofer Assaf willing join the gang on sax for a couple of tunes (or more!). And at 8:15pm the improv trio of Markus Reuter, Tim Motzer and the busiest guy of the evening Kenny Grohowski will cherish you with the cosmic 'post-gomonos' space groove.

ShapeShifter Lab
Brooklyn, NY
shapeshifterlab.com
A creative music and recording studio and art hub run by Matt Garrison.






ANOTHER ZAPPA RADIO SHOW ALBUM


A 2CD set called "Radio Show"...
on Laser Media.